This is my latest find, just got it today. A great MINT 1956 Pelikan 400N Tortoise.
I bought it inside this Pelikan box and with the warranty and instruction in Portuguese!
The box is really interesting; exterior paper looking like snake skin, interior lining in a silky fabric with the Pelikan logo and that locking pin mechanism in metal . This box puts some doubts in my mind as to its production period . I have seen similar boxes, but in earlier pens and mostly in Toledos or other more luxurious versions of the 100 or 100N, never seen this in a 400.
I think the box is not be from the same period as the pen ( 1956) to the pen but from the early 40íes. Can anyone confirm If am correct in this statement?
Edited by piscov, 01 April 2014 - 09:17 PM.